I believe, everyone should watch this documentary, which aired on 18th April 2019, regarding The Priory Group:
The Priory: Teenage Mental Health Uncovered
You can see CCTV is used and operational in the Priory placement, yet to my knowledge, none of the incidents and likely others was reported.
In my opinion, this can only strengthen the case for CCTV in places where vulnerable adults live, and for it to be controlled and monitored independently.
For the interest of the public, I have a particular letter from DW (Director of Risk and Safety at The Priory Group) defending staff who accidentally filmed themselves, and later deleted the recording.
In the deleted and recovered recording, Priory Group staff admit to ‘more’ evidence being given to local authority social workers, yet I discovered it was wilfully ignored by them and concealed.
I hope to publish the letter in the coming weeks, along with the video recording of staff in the interest of the public, particularly those who have loved ones in Priory Group ‘care’.
The timer below displays the number of days between the date my brother was allowed home to visit his mother and me, and today, without interference by Herefordshire Council or The Priory Group. Both organisations ignoring requests and forcing us to only have contact or home visits when convenient for them, denying him and us of private and family life for this period.
Since my brother was placed in the residential home, out of county and against his family’s wishes, his needs have been neglected and he has not been provided with adequate care and support nor communication aids or a reliable phone service and necessary equipment. The Priory Group and Herefordshire Council ignoring, not least, The Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970, since December 2013.
The severe restriction imposed on my brother had denied him access to a mobile phone I loaned to him for contact with us, and computer equipment, since November 2017 when it was confiscated from him by a carer at H House. Seeing some video recordings, including recovered deleted video confirmed my concerns.
Before this time my brother was not allowed home to visit his mother for some 54 days 2 hours, this due to Herefordshire Council refusing to allow us to meet at a chosen location or provide alternative support to him and our mother and I. Prior to this the longest periods were 64 days, 58 days and 23.5 hours, due to The Priory Group and H House wilfully ignoring a total of 18 of 24 requests.